We're well ahead of the rain totals we usually have for this time of year.
I suppose it's better if it IS rain, rather than snow, yet neither one is good when not received in moderation, right?
|S'funny...sun was just out a minute ago.|
So what say we chase the whole "rainy days and Mondays" gig away with a nice refreshing drink, as we see what else has been going on, hmm?
*** First off of the rain gauge is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JULY 10 -
---It's Collector Car Appreciation Day
NOW, after 34 years?)
---It's National Clerihew Day
---It's National Pina Colada Day
*** Next, yes my car is now officially 34 years old...and it still runs (well)...LOL.
Kinda odd to have a car THAT long, but I have come to know how it's supposed to work (and sound), and what might ail it when it makes a noise I'm not familiar with. Guess you could say it's a "kinship" of sorts. Longevity does that sorta thing.
Try that sort of thing today and see "how much car" you really get for THAT price.
*** Next up, an editorial in yesterday's J-G that even had me going...for a brief time.
VP (and Jeff Sessions) when he mentioned that the United States was founded as a Christian nation and that fostering the country's Christian, or Judeo-Christian, identity is essential.
((Of the 27 grievances against the British Crown that the Declaration puts forward, not one concerns religion. Likewise, the Constitution merely recognizes “freedom of religion”; it doesn't endorse Christianity – it doesn't even mention it. These omissions present today's Christian nationalists with a real awkwardness.))
*** Next, we got through the weekend without a homicide or shooting in the Summit City...how'd that happen?
The media is currently saying we've had 16 homicides so far this year (I'm saying 18).
And this is the FIRST day following that overly long stretch of days when all those damn fireworks wee legal to set off.
You hear ANY fireworks...just call the cops (like they'll assign a real priority to the call and actually write a citation for those using them). Who knows...you might get lucky.
Still, I can make a wager that those up in Auburn might seek to AMEND their fireworks laws, after this story:
|Nykolas Elkins - asshole|
I will say they DO know how to charge such idiots in Dekalb County. This jerk is facing one count of possession of a destructive device or explosive with intent and one count of arson. That's very well-worded. I like it.
Now, if ONLY they'd pull something SIMILAR here in Fort Wayne (before someone gets hurt or something gets burned to the ground).
Fireworks as a "destructive device or explosive"...that's exactly what they ARE (and can become), people. And that's why I prefer to let the PROS set them off/...they have LICENSES (from the BATFE) to do so...and they do it very well.
*** Next up, time to stop by "Kitten Corner"...
Wifey and I took to playing with them, to take their feline minds off of what as going on outside.
*** Next, let's see how things played out with our "Tales of Midnight"...
He was back on track the rest of the weekend, even if he didn't stay around too long after he ate his food.
*** Last back to the rain barrel...it's a fact that time changes things.
If we go back to the beginnings of our nation, we found change to be a good thing (getting out from England's thumb of taxation).
Some changes were needed, and were pivotal in our history. Other changes were ones we didn't need, and later on, expressed regret for perpetrating (the trail of tears comes to mind).
We went through our Revolution, the War of 1812, a Civil War, two world wars, as well as wars fought in Korea and Vietnam.
And every one fo them affected all the people in this country, make no doubt.
As time went on, our nation changed...beginning as an "infant" and then growing into maturity in the global arena.
Through all this, certain changes were required and...inevitable.
It's when we allow changes for the sake of change to take place, that we have problems.
Stay SAFE out there, America.